Down 15 at one point, the Celtics rallied around Doc Rivers getting tossed from the game and came back to win it.
- Nothing was falling early, especially for KG.
- More sloppy turnovers - 19 in all.
- Nobody could stop Dirk (Perkins and KG tried) until Powe nearly shut him down in the 4th.
- Rondo's 2nd career triple double.
- Pierce was huge in the comeback.
Green17 and I published simultaneous game recaps. It is funny how we came away with many of the same conclusions. Here's his take:
- Paul Pierce. The "clutch-est" player in the NBA. Pierce killed the Mavs down the stretch from the high screen with Rajon.
- Rajon Rondo OWNS Jason Kidd. RR threw up a 19/15/14 triple double. JKidd threw up 3 points more than I did.
- Late 3rd, Doc got thrown out. KG got a tech and a chippy foul. After that, it was all Celtics.
- Leon Powe did a tremendous job in the 4th on Dirk. It won't show up in the stat sheet, but he played wonderful defense.
- What a win after being down 15 in the second half. The Celts can enjoy the break knowing they're in pole position for home court advantage this spring.
|Kevin Garnett, PF||31||7-13||0-0||2-2||2||3||5||3||0||0||4||5||+2||16|
|Paul Pierce, SF||44||9-20||0-2||13-14||0||5||5||3||0||0||2||4||+6||31|
|Kendrick Perkins, C||27||0-2||0-0||0-0||4||5||9||2||0||1||4||4||-3||0|
|Ray Allen, SG||35||5-12||2-6||8-8||0||3||3||2||1||0||3||2||+3||20|
|Rajon Rondo, PG||44||9-14||0-0||1-2||3||12||15||14||1||0||6||1||+10||19|
|Eddie House, SG||14||2-4||1-2||2-2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||+7||7|
|Leon Powe, PF||22||2-6||0-0||0-0||3||4||7||0||0||0||0||6||+4||4|
|Glen Davis, PF||16||1-1||0-0||0-0||1||3||4||0||0||0||0||2||+7||2|
|Gabe Pruitt, PG||8||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||-1||0|
|48.6%||30.0%||92.9%||Team TO (pts off): 21 (15)|